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Developers: MS Hopes To Lure iOS Apps With API Mapping Tool 191

Posted by timothy
from the hey-fellas-psssst-over-here dept.
Microsoft isn't standing idly by while Appple's app store fills with software; fysdt writes "A newly-announced service called the iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool acts as an interchange for developers to take applications they've already written for Apple's platform, and figure out ways to get the code work with Microsoft's standards."
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Developers: MS Hopes To Lure iOS Apps With API Mapping Tool

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  • by UnknowingFool (672806) on Saturday April 30, 2011 @01:38PM (#35985374)

    And I wont get into all the added hoops that Apple development entails - like paying $99 to join the Developer Network just to be able to put your own app on your own device?!?

    No, $99 is if you wish to publish your apps to iTunes. It costs you nothing to develop on your own device. I think to publish to Windows Marketplace is about the same price.

  • by tepples (727027) <tepples&gmail,com> on Saturday April 30, 2011 @01:44PM (#35985410) Homepage Journal

    Developing for anything Apple is more expensive than any other platform.

    False. Developing for Nintendo handhelds is more expensive than developing for Apple handhelds. For one thing, just to be considered, you have to have a dedicated secure office separate from your home and a previous commercial title on another platform (according to warioworld.com). I'd look up information about developing for Sony handhelds, but http://www.tpr.scea.com/ [scea.com] has been down for three weeks.

    And I wont get into all the added hoops that Apple development entails - like paying $99 to join the Developer Network just to be able to put your own app on your own device?!?

    And I wont get into all the added hoops that Microsoft development entails - like paying $99 to join App Hub just to be able to put your own app on your own Windows Phone 7 or Xbox 360 device?!?

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